The primary facility for the Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and Clinic is located in the University Plaza Building at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This facility encompasses three main areas that have each been designed to support different activities related to the conduct of behavioral research studies with children and adults. These areas include:
Together, these three areas have been designed to efficiently and flexibly conduct multiple types of research studies. More importantly, housing research faculty with expertise that spans several different disciplines, and staff, within a single physical location gives the NRLC a unique capacity to address complex areas of research study using a translational approach.
Beyond the physical facilities, the NRLC uses a range of cutting edge procedures, software, and hardware to accomplish our goals of understanding of the behavioral, biological, and physiological processes that lead to maladaptive behaviors such as impulsivity, fighting, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide. The following is a description of several domains of inquiry that we utilize in our studies.
- Software development
- L-tryptophan manipulation
- Aquarium therapy
- Age calculator
- Body Mass Index calculator